Seacoast Rep's Staff
Our Board of Trustees
Arthur Carakatsane is a passionate fan of the performing arts, especially musical theater and jazz. He brings the sound judgment and reasoned approach of a career in management, law, civic engagement, committee work, and governing boards. Arthur’s general practice law office is in Middleton, MA. He resides with his wife, Judy, in downtown Portsmouth.
Randall Mikkelsen is a managing editor at Thomson Reuters. He has covered the White House, Wall Street and international affairs during his career, while regularly finding opportunities to explore and write about the arts. He fell in love with the theater in London in the 1970s, and has served the Seacoast Rep since 2015 as a publicity volunteer.
Jason Goodrich has roots in the Seacoast that go back six generations and his knowledge and passion for both the community and the Seacoast Rep, are evident from the moment you meet him.
Jason spent over 15 years in NYC, helping some of the world's best-known brands create their advertising and marketing strategies. He now brings this experience and expertise to his real estate career and helps clients find their dream homes across the Seacoast.
Jason currently serves on the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee for the Arts and helped launch the Seacoast Arts Collaborative, in partnership with some of the area's leading arts & entertainment organizations.
Jason is usually found exploring the outdoors with his two sons, enjoying all of the beauty and adventure that the Seacoast has to offer!
Tucker Oddleifson, Graduate Student, Dartmouth College
Tucker Oddleifson is a graduate student at Dartmouth College and previously worked as an engineer in the medical device industry and product development consulting. Tucker is committed to supporting the Rep’s mission and greatly enjoys the Rep’s variety of performances.
Elbrys Networks, Inc.
Helen Goransson has been a supporter and board member of The Rep for almost 35 years, starting as a parent of children in the PAPA program to being a board member and sponsor. She has owned and was an executive officer of a number of organizations and companies during her professional career and is now a busy working farmer, grandmother, wife, mother and community volunteer around the Seacoast. She and husband Paul established and own Bondgarden Farm and Bartlett Homestead Stables in Eliot, ME. Her major passions are her family, theater (especially Seacoast Repertory Theatre), and doing her part to make the world a better place. To quote JFK, “This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor…after the dust of centuries has passed over cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battles or in politics, but for our contributions to the human spirit.”